Savickas Mark L
Career Counseling., 2nd Ed.
This chapter explains how practitioners use narrative psychology to help clients revise their career stories to increase comprehension, coherence, and continuity. Narrative therapy is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of approaches to counseling. The diverse approaches share the belief that client stories are central to identity and identity change. Practitioners of career construction counseling use narrative psychology to help clients unfold their stories, so that in the end the stories can enfold their uncertainty and quell their apprehension. Constructionist counseling rests on a relationship in which a career transition is coconstructed through narration. Stories serve as the construction tools for building narrative identity and highlighting career themes in complex social interactions. Career construction counseling has two major dimensions: relationship and communication. The relationship dimension refers to processes of engagement, interaction, and encouragement. The communication dimension refers to the structure of story elicitation and the content of the stories. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
Professional Identity; Communication; career construction counseling; Narrative Therapy; Therapeutic Processes; Storytelling; Career Development; Occupational Guidance; Self-Concept; Career Change; career stories; career transition; narrative identity; narrative psychology; Narrative Therapy
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